George D. Bagley
The funeral services for George D. Bagley, 54, of 112 Fox Chase Court, Leesburg, who died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at his residence, was conducted Monday at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Rev. Finbarr Stanton officiated. Interment followed in the Bagley family cemetery in Nicholls, Ga.
A native of Fort Dix, N.J., Mr. Bagley was a 1973 graduate of Ware County High School and graduated from the University of Georgia, where he received a degree in music composition and his teaching certificate. He lived in Leesburg for the past seven years, moving from Rome, and was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Mr. Bagley was the music teacher at Turner County High School, a private music instructor, and was a member of the NEA.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Francis Bagley, of Leesburg; two sons, Morris E. Bagley and Phillip V. Bagley, both of Leesburg; his mother, Josephine P. Bagley, of Roswell, Ga.; a brother, Harold (Skeet) Bagley, of Valdosta; four sisters, Becky Alexander, of Fernandina, Fla.; Stella Shoup and her husband, Ron, of Roswell, Margie Van Buren and her husband, Dave, of Jefferson, Ga., and Jessica Gordon and her husband, Fred, of Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold E. Bagley, and a brother, Pete Bagley.
A prayer service was held Sunday at Mathews Funeral Home. An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Pauline Frances Hall
Pauline Frances Hall, 88, of Albany passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at her home.
Funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Hall were conducted Saturday at Hall and Hall Funeral Home. Wayne T. Goode officiated. Internment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Hall was born June 25, 1921 in Cherry Valley, Ark., to the late Hermon Ralph Stephens and Bessie Mae Siler Stephens. She worked for many years as a childcare provider at the Turner Air Force Base and Wheelus Air Force Base. Mrs. Hall was an excellent cook, enjoyed working in her yard, was of the Methodist faith and was an avid Braves fan. She had a special love for children and nature and will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey W. Hall; daughter, Annette Gentry; and son, George Wayne Hall.
Survivors include her children, Linda Doyle and her husband, Perry, of Warner Robins, Gwen Hasty of Albany, Gainell Majarada and her husband, Alex, of Mantecca, Calif., Dewey H. Hall of Albany; Paulette Butalla and her husband, Steve, of Pensacola, Fla., Dianne Russell and her husband, Ian, of Warner Robins, Cathy Hall of Summerdale, Ala., and Tammi Reese and her husband, Cliff, of Albany; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Mabel Montgomery of Eugene Oreg.; and brothers, Archie Stephens of Cherry Valley, Ark., and Wayne Stephens of Wynne, Ark.
Robert William Harley Jr.
The funeral service of Robert William Hartley, Jr., 53, of 155 Linden Road, Leesburg, who died Monday, Nov., 2009 at his residence, was Wednesday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Lyons officiated. Interment was in the Leesburg city cemetery.
A Macon County, Ga., native, Mr. Hartley resided in Leesburg most all of his life. He was a graduate of Lee County High School and a member of Leesburg United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Flora Mae Coxwell Hartley.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Spurlock Hartley; two daughters, Amanda Hartley Cox and her husband, Anthony, and Kimberly Hartley, all of Leesburg; his father, Robert W. (Bob) Hartley Sr.; of Leesburg; a sister, Deryl Hartley Wiggins and her husband, Buddy, of Gray, Ga.; and six grandchildren, Dakota Cox, Brandon Cox, Blake Cox, Caleb Cox, Aaliyah Clayton and Ivy Clayton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leesburg First United Methodist Church, 117 Starksville Ave., Leesburg, GA, 31763. An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Hartley is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Linda Lucille Kearce
Linda Lucille Kearce, 59, of Leesburg, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at her residence.
Her memorial service was held Wednesday at Leesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Billy D. Hanna officiated. Linda requested that her remains be cremated and be interred in the family lot.
Mrs. Kearce was born in McRae, Ga., and lived in Leesburg most of her life. She graduated from Lee County High School and received an associate degree in nursing from Darton College. Mrs. Kearce was a current member of First Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leesburg. She was a member of the choir at both churches. She retired from Dawson Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Kearce was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. She enjoyed fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Don” Kearce, and by her parents, Perry Kearse Sr. and Augusta Lucille Hammond Kearse.
Mrs. Kearce is survived by her daughter, Tasha Bowman and her husband Donnie, Leesburg; two grandsons, Chandler Bowman and Grayson Bowman, both of Leesburg; a brother, Perry Kearse Jr. and his wife Lisa, Leesburg; and a nephew, Manny Kearse, Leesburg.
The family will receive friends after the service on and at other times at the residence, 313 Old Stage Rd., Leesburg.
Memorial contributions honoring Mrs. Kearce may be made to First Freewill Baptist Church, 420 N. Westover Blvd., Albany, GA 31707.
Linda C. Kistler
Linda C. Kistler, 70, of 1407 11th Ave., Albany, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Mathews Funeral Home with The Order of the Eastern Star Ceremony. Rev. Randy Spicer and Rev. Cathy Green officiated. Interment followed in Leesburg Cemetery.
A native of Rockingham, N.C, Mrs. Kistler was born to the late Paul Clifton and Hattie Lou Sinclair Covington. She moved to Albany in 1974 from Brunswick, where she resided until 1983. She moved to Savannah and returned to Albany in 1995.
Mrs. Kistler was a homemaker and former school teacher. She was a member of the Palmyra Road United Methodist Church and she taught the Wesley Sunday school class. Mrs. Kistler was a member and past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Crepe Myrtle Chapter 163. She was preceded in death by her son, Dean L. Kistler.
Survivors include her husband, Lavern Kistler of Albany; a son and his wife, Andy and Robin Kistler of Moultrie; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Hudgins Kistler of Lee County; three grandchildren, Matthew Lee Kistler of Lee County, Andrew Kistler of Moultrie, and Nikki Lacey and her husband, Sgt. Richard Joseph Lacey Jr. of Richlands, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, Crepe Myrtle Chapter 163 Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 591, Albany, GA, 31702, or to Palmyra Road United Methodist Church, 1600 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA, 31701.
An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Kistler is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Vesta Lee Stevens
Mrs. Vesta Lee (White) Stevens 90, known as “Beck” to close family and friends, peacefully departed this life on Sunday, Nov. 15 in Albany, where she lived since January 2000.
She was born Aug. 20, 1919 to James and Bertha White of Logan County, W.Va. She was the wife of the late Eddie Stevens and devoted mother to their six children. She was preceded in death by sisters Inez Bailey and Nanny Shadd; a brother, Robert “Bump” White; and son-in-law, Jim Clark.
Once her children were grown she attended and received her degree in education from West Virginia State College and Marshall University. She taught elementary school in Kanawha and Logan County until her retirement in 1983. She found great satisfaction in educating and nurturing her many students throughout the years.
Those left to honor her memory are daughters Betty Lee Curry (Robert) of Fairborn, Ohio; and Jewel Clark of Wake Forest, N.C; four sons, Arthur Stevens (Patricia) of Dallas, Ga., Scotty Stevens (Brenda) of St Albans, W.Va., Sammy Stevens (Barbara) of Charleston, W.Va., and Tony Stevens (Valerie) of Albany, with whom she resided; a brother; Memphis Jack White (Violet) of Pecks Mill, W.Va.; 18 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va. with visitation Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral is Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the caring staff of Morningside of Albany Assisted Living, and Albany Community Hospice and Palliative Care.
An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Stevens is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Diane Williams Barber
Diane Williams Barber, 54, of Albany, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. A service celebrating her life was conducted Tuesday at The Commons Church, 3014 Sylvester Road. Rev. Mark Knight officiated and interment was in Lakeview Cemetery in Phenix City, Ala.
Mrs. Barber was born Feb. 3, 1955, in Phenix City, daughter of Jimmy Williams and Sandra Koon Williams. She was a kind-hearted lady who lived her life to serve others. She was a member of The Commons Church, presided over the church’s jail ministry, and was a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association. She will be remembered as an intercessor in prayer for her brothers and sisters in the Lord. Her life was the church and Christ was the center of her life along with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Barber of Albany; mother, Sandra Williams; children, GySgt. Heith Bradburn and his wife, Shelly, of Jacksonville, N.C., Summer Johnson and her husband, Todd, of Kansas City, Mo, Crystal Scott and her husband, Brannon, of Pensacola, Fla., Cody Barber and his wife, Maranda, of Albany; brothers, Jimmy, Dewayne and David; sister, Debra; grandchildren, Joshua, Tyler, Kody, Taylor, Trevor, Josiah, Hope, Sierra, Nathaniel and Elijah; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed Barber and Mary Barber of Albany.
Hall and Hall Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Daniel Patrick Eubanks
Daniel Patrick Eubanks, 37, of Albany, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at his home. Services honoring his life were conducted Sunday at Berea Full Gospel Church at 1111 Fifth Ave. Hall and Hall Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Carl Edmond Young
The funeral service for Carl Edmond Young, 86, of Albany, who died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at his residence, was conducted Tuesday at Gillionville Baptist Church. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. today (CST) in Crestlawn Cemetery in Avon, Ala. Rev. Tony Haefs officiated. Mathews Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
A native of Winthrop, Ark., Mr. Young lived in Albany for 11 years, coming from Dothan, Ala. He retired from the U.S. Army and was a Korean War and WWII veteran. He was the owner and operator of Igloo Ice Co. and attended Gillionville Baptist Church. Mr. Young was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Essie Young; his wife, Mary Young; a stepson, Gary Arnold; and a daughter, Freda Leathers.
Survivors include three sons, Carl Young II, and his wife, Tracy, of Albany, Danny Ray Young and Jerry Young, both of Arkansas; two daughters, Maureen Sullivan of DeQueen, Ark. and Jakeeli Bennett of Texarkana, Ark.; three stepchildren, Billy Myers, Douglas Myers and Renda Houston; and a sister, Linda Meins.
An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Young is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.